The asset recovery committee created by the governor of Benue State, Hyacinth Alia, on Tuesday raided the auto shop owned by former governor Samuel Ortom and removed several vehicles.
Alia recently revealed, via his Chief Press Secretary Kula Tersoo, that the previous governor allegedly stole 29 government vehicles.
Tersoo had stated in a statement, “The situation at the Government House is especially pitiful, with vandalised furniture, window blinds, electronics, and other domestic appliances.
“This is besides the carting away of all vehicles, including an ambulance and A press crew bus, attached to the office of the governor.
“At the last count, 29 vehicles, attached to the governor’s office, are still no where to be found.”
According to a source, the asset recovery committee invaded Ortom’s vehicle workshop on Tuesday afternoon but were met with resistance from the workers.
When contacted, Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bemgba Iortyom verified that state agents did indeed visit Ortom’s vehicle workshop.
Iortyom said, “Governor Alia has now sent towing trucks to ex-Governor Ortom’s automobile workshop to cart away vehicles, after attempts to drive them away failed.”